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Enlighten Teeth Whitening
Enlighten Teeth Whitening

Enlighten Teeth Whitening

If your discoloured teeth are due to ageing or stains from food and drinks, you can easily whiten them using any of the effective teeth whitening treatment like Enlighten teeth whitening.

Most dentists recommend Enlighten teeth whitening because it is effective and arguably the most superior teeth whitening option. You can use Enlighten teeth whitening if your discolouration is severe and you want to get bright teeth. Enlighten teeth whitening can make the teeth whiter by up to ten shades, and you are guaranteed of B1 teeth shade.

Enlighten teeth whitening will help boost your self-confidence by giving you an outstanding teeth whitening result. The treatment is suitable for most persons as it comes with an anti-sensitivity serum to prevent teeth sensitivity.

Enlighten teeth whitening is also available as an in-office treatment and at-home treatment.

Causes of teeth discolouration

  • Ageing
  • Genetic factors
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking cigarettes and intake of tobacco
  • Excess intake of alcohol
  • Old dental fillings
  • Excess intake of tea and coffee
  • Some medications with excess fluoride and antibiotics, especially in childhood

Benefits of whitening the teeth

Some benefits of whitening the teeth include:

  • Improved and brightened smile
  • Removes discolouration and stain to make your teeth whiter
  • Younger and brighter appearance
  • Increased self-esteem and confidence
  • Give you a perfect smile for special events like weddings

Before you whiten your teeth with Enlighten whitening, you need to consult your dentist to check if you are suitable for Enlighten whitening treatment.

Enlighten teeth whitening procedure

Getting Enlighten teeth whitening requires three visits to the dentist.  The first thing you need for Enlighten teeth whitening is an initial consultation. During the initial consultations, the following will happen.

  • Your dentist will examine your gum and teeth to check if you can whiten your teeth using enlighten teeth whitening
  • If you are the right candidate, the dentist will take your teeth impressions and carry out a shade reading
  • Your dentist will send the teeth impressions to the Enlighten Laboratory whey the lab technician will make your teeth whitening trays. This usually takes about two weeks
  • Your dentist will give you a special Tooth Serum Toothpaste which you would use two times every day for two weeks
  • You may discuss your concerns with the dentist and ask any question you have

During your second visit,

  • You will collect your home teeth whitening kit
  • Your dentist will show you how to use the home teeth bleaching gel and whitening trays. You will likely use the home whitening kit for about 14 days, preferably at night before you sleep.
  • Your dentist will also give you free Evo-Seal desensitising swabs to help you reduce tooth sensitivity during your treatment. Ensure that you use the desensitising swabs properly and adhere to your dentist’s instruction

On the final visit, you will have an in-chair whitening session with your dentist, which would last for about 45 minutes. Do not forget to bring your whitening trays to this visit.

To ensure that your teeth remain white for a long time, you need to use your whitening trays once in a month. You can get an extra which may last for about 12 months.

Enlighten teeth whitening regulations

Enlighten teeth whitening products contain 6% hydrogen peroxide which is the legally approved amount of an in-office bleaching agent for whitening the teeth. Enlighten teeth whitening must be carried out by a dental professional registered with the appropriate bodies and people under 18 years cannot whiten their teeth

Your dental professional has to carry out an initial examination of your teeth and gums to confirm that you can get your teeth whitened with the treatment and show you how to use the home teeth whitening kit properly.

For your Enlighten teeth whitening by a dental professional, contact Dental Hygienist London now on 020 31375055 to book an appointment or visit our dental clinic today at Flat 1, 70 Great Russell St. Holborn, London WC1B 3BN.


Is the effect of a teeth whitening procedure permanent?

No, it is not. The effect of teeth whitening can last for up to three years, depending on the individual. The duration of your teeth whitening depends on how well you care for your teeth and maintain good oral hygiene.

If you smoke or eat and take drinks that easily stain the teeth, your teeth will likely get discoloured within a short while.

Your whitening treatment will only remove the existing stains on your teeth, but after the treatment, your teeth can get discoloured due to ageing or consumption of tea, soft drinks and coffee.

Am I suitable for teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is generally suitable for people with healthy gums and teeth. A criterion for whitening the teeth is an oral examination with a dentist to determine your suitability for the treatment. People with yellow-toned teeth tend to get a better result after teeth whitening

You may not be suitable for teeth whitening if,

  • You are breastfeeding or pregnant
  • Below 18 years
  • You have sensitive teeth or allergic to bleaching agents like hydrogen peroxide
  • You have dental problems like gum disease or tooth decay
  • You have dental restorations like implants, bridges, or crowns

What is the duration of in-chair teeth whitening?

The consultation usually lasts for about ten minutes, followed by a 50-minutes whitening session. If your teeth shade is dark, you may need another whitening session in about a week after the first teeth whitening session.

Is the teeth whitening treatment painful?

No, it is not. Only a few patients complain about tooth sensitivity after the treatment. Bear in mind that different people respond differently to whitening treatment, and there is a possibility that you might experience tooth sensitivity.

Ask your dentist for desensitising toothpaste for use before and after your treatment.

What are the alternatives to teeth whitening?

People who are not suitable for teeth whitening may opt for other treatment options like lumineers, or veneers. These alternatives also make the smile look brighter, although they cost more than teeth whitening

Can I whiten fillings, veneer, and crowns with Enlighten gel?

Enlighten teeth whitening products only whitens the natural teeth. You cannot whiten any dental restoration like composite or porcelain material.

What are the side effects of Enlighten whitening treatment?

Whitening the teeth are usually safe, and the procedure is popular and effective. Some patients experience teeth sensitivity during their teeth whitening but using the Enlighten sensitivity toothpaste helps reduce sensitivity.

What happens during Enlighten teeth whitening?

Enlighten teeth whitening usually requires two dental visits. The dentist will take an impression of the upper and lower teeth which the dentist will send to the Enlighten laboratory. The lab technician will use the impressions to make high-quality custom trays, and this usually takes about two weeks.

While you wait for your whitening trays, you will use a special desensitising serum two times daily. The serum contains Hydroxyapatite (HAP). This compound is a constituent of the tooth enamel, and it also helps strengthen and protects the teeth.

During the second visit, you will receive your whitening trays, and then your dentist will show you how to apply the whitening gel correctly and wear the whitening trays.

Why should I whiten my teeth with Enlighten teeth whitening?

  • Results are visible within two weeks
  • No eating restrictions during treatment
  • The whitening trays custom-made
  • Reduced sensitivity and pain
  • Result last for a long time and requires touch-ups once in a while
  • Treatment includes anti-sensitivity serum